WebSphere Portal Server and Web Services
Figure 20: WebSphere Portal Server displays details for a particular remote portlet web service
This page shows the service name, description, keys, category bags and binding templates. It has a ViewDetails button to view further details, an Add button and a Delete Service button. Deleting the service will only work from the portal that published the remote portlet web service, which is ensured by the UDDI directory. To add the remote portlet to the WPS portlet registry in order to make it available to users, the administrator presses the Add button. As a result, WebSphere Portal Server gets the relevant information about the remote portlet web service and creates a new portlet proxy entry in its portlet registry to make the remote portlet available to users.
Using Remote Portlet Web Services
For users, usage of remote portlet web services is entirely transparent. After logging in, the user can click on the Customize link to navigate to the WebSphere Portal Server Customizer screen that shows all portlets that are available for the particular user (see Figure 21).